Eva Yates has been promoted to the position of director of BBC Film. She replaces Rose Garnett, who is exiting to join indie studio A24.
The announcement was made by Charlotte Moore, BBC’s chief content officer.
In her new position, Yates (pictured) will be responsible for the development and production of the unit’s slate of films. She will also oversee ‘Storyville’, the BBC’s award-winning factual strand that showcases original documentary films from around the world, under the new leadership of Philippa Kowarsky.
Yates was hired by the BBC in 2017 as a commissioner and executive producer, in which capacity she commissioned more than 30 features. Before joining the BBC, Yates worked as an executive at Film4, and began her career at BBC Scotland and in production and development roles at UK Film Council and Revolution Films.
She was originally tapped to serve as acting director of the department, beginning this month, when Garnett’s departure was first announced in March.